International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP)
ICOMP - Excellence in Management of Population Programmes
ICOMP was established in 1973 to strengthen programme capacity and effectiveness with managerial improvements in the field of population and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS. Building on 38 years of experience, ICOMP continues to work towards identifying key pertinent concerns and issues related to population and development, especially in a post- ICPD environment, with focus on the MDGs.
ICOMP assists in management improvement through leadership and management capacity development, promoting use of good practices and catalyzing policy dialogues in areas such as family planning, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS linkages, maternal health, gender, adolescent reproductive health, and population and development.
ICOMP has been actively facilitating and promoting policy reform through various forms of activities, including high-level conferences and meetings. The most recent activity was a landmark conference on Family Planning in Asia and the Pacific held in Bangkok, in which a Call for Actions was proposed to accelerate efforts in achieving universal access to reproductive health and to address the unmet needs for family planning, especially among the poor. In order to sustain the momentum built up during the regional consultation, ICOMP will be further engaging parliamentarians and policy makers in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan on family planning issues.
ICOMP had also conducted a review on Linkages of HIV/AIDS and SRH in four countries in Asia which analysed the bi-directional linkages at policies, programme and service delivery. During 2010, ICOMP has participated in a number of international events and continues to play a
catalytic role in population and development issue through South-South dialogues.
ICOMP’s initiatives in capacity building have progressed from traditional modalities (such as thematic seminars and skill-building workshops)to the current “blended learning” approach (such as mentoring, coaching, networking, peer exchange and on the job reinforcement). ICOMP has been improving the capacity of governments and NGOs/CSOs through an integrated approach that melds the traditional leadership competency development to organizational leadership building. Recent examples include projects on leadership implemented in India, projects on organisational effectiveness and sustainability implemented in Indonesia and the Philippines and a project on leadership for the most-at-risk populations implemented in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
ICOMP has also developed its strengths in the areas of monitoring and evaluation of
programmes addressing such issues as family planning, linkages between reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, gender, and inter-linkages of population dynamics. ICOMP has conducted several assessments at regional and country levels, including facility based assessments. ICOMP also has the capability of providing training on monitoring and evaluation.
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